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Girl Names Ending in Lyn

Girl Names Ending in Lyn
The lyn ending for girls' names has become hugely popular in recent years, with lyn making a name from nearly any beginning.

The girl names ending in lyn range from the classic Evelyn to the popular Brooklyn to the up-and-coming Westlyn. Along with Evelyn and Brooklyn, girl names ending in lyn in the US Top 200 include Madelyn Adalyn, and Jocelyn.

While the names collected here are by no means all the girl names that end with lyn, they are our recommended picks and include both popular girl names ending in lyn along with unique girl names with the lyn ending.

If you love girl names ending in lyn, search this list for an lyn form that might work for your daughter.
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EvelynHeart

  • Origin:

    English from French and German
  • Meaning:

    "desired; or water, island"
  • Description:

    Evelyn derives from the French feminine given name Aveline, which is from an obscure Germanic root which may mean "desired, wished for" or "water, island". The name Aveline was brought over to England by the Normans, but it first became popular as a masculine name – a transferred use of the surname Evelyn, which comes from the same source. Variations include Evaline, Evalyn, Evelin, and Eveline.

EvelynHeart

  • Origin:

    English from French and German
  • Meaning:

    "desired; or water, island"
  • Description:

    Evelyn derives from the French feminine given name Aveline, which is from an obscure Germanic root which may mean "desired, wished for" or "water, island". The name Aveline was brought over to England by the Normans, but it first became popular as a masculine name – a transferred use of the surname Evelyn, which comes from the same source. Variations include Evaline, Evalyn, Evelin, and Eveline.

GwendolynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Gwendolen, Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white ring"
  • Description:

    One spelling variation that's more popular than the original, this somewhat old-fashioned name might be in honor of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer prize for poetry, or may be a way to get to the modern short form Gwen.

AshlynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Aislinn, Irish
  • Meaning:

    "dream"
  • Description:

    Though it relates to the Irish original, Ashlyn and its next most popular form, Ashlynn, owe more of their popularity as baby names in the US to the megastar Ashley, though all three have been dropping on the charts lately.

JocelynHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "member of the Gauts tribe"
  • Description:

    Jocelyn has gotten new life and popularity as a result of the current passion for lyn endings. Though it was a male name in medieval times, now Jocelyn couldn't sound more softly feminine.
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MarilynHeart

  • Origin:

    English, combination of Mary and Lynn
  • Meaning:

    "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + lake"
  • Description:

    For a name that was in the Top 20 for a whole decade – the 1930's – Marilyn has attained the status of almost a one-person name. Just say the name Marilyn, and most people will know who you mean. Yet strangely enough, though Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jean and renamed in tribute to earlier star Marilyn Miller) was the sex symbol of her generation, very little stardust adhered to her name. In fact, when Mariah Carey wished to honor the star in her daughter's name, she chose to call her Monroe rather than Marilyn.

MadelynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Madeline
  • Meaning:

    "woman from Magdala or high tower"
  • Description:

    Madelyn is the most popular current spelling of this stylish name -- Madeline is the second most used -- but we prefer the least popular and most authentic French version, Madeleine. The advantage of Madelyn: It does clarify pronunciation and may be the best choice if you definitely want that last syllable pronounced as "lynn".

BrooklynHeart

  • Origin:

    Place-name
  • Description:

    Extreme makeover: Brooklyn has gone from jokey Borough Boy name in the 1990s to the leading girls' name starting with B. The status of New York's Brooklyn as hipster heaven is ironic as few bona fide Brooklyn hipsters would choose this name.

AdelynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Adeline
  • Meaning:

    "noble, nobility"
  • Description:

    Adeline in all its forms, including Adelyn, is rocketing up the list, but we do prefer the original to the variations. Or you might consider varying it yet further to Adelia, Adele, or Adelaide. Or lengthen it to Madeline/Madelyn.

AdalynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Adeline
  • Description:

    Adalyn is one of a large group of Ad-beginning names for girls, which include Adeline and Adalynn and Adelaide and Addison.
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KatelynHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Caitlin
  • Meaning:

    "pure"
  • Description:

    One of the most popular of the trendy Caitlin variations, Katelyn points directly to components Kate and Lyn --making it a bit more traditionally feminine.

RosalynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Rosalind
  • Description:

    True Blood may be the reason that variation Rosalyn has retained some popularity while the original Rosalind still languishes. Moderately popular in the middle of the last century, Rosalyn may deserve its revival but we still prefer the more classic Rosalind.

CarolynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Caroline
  • Meaning:

    "free man"
  • Description:

    The phonetic Carolyn spelling, which was very popular from the 1920s to the '60s, has been steadily on the wane while Caroline herself has stayed strong.

OaklynHeart

  • Origin:

    American invented name
  • Description:

    Oaklyn is one of the oak-related names moving up the popularity charts, along with sister Oakley. The suffix lyn means lake in Welsh so you can think of this as meaning oak lake. The spelling Oaklynn is also found.

GracelynHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

    This name is a combination of the traditional Grace and popular suffix -lyn. Both Gracelyn and spelling variation Gracelynn work as alternatives to the highly popular Brooklyn.
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CaitlynHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Caitlin
  • Description:

    Cait, we love. Lyn, we don't. While the star of all variations of the 80s and 90s favorite Caitlin/Katelyn is losing its luster, the transgender athlete and former Kardashian spouse Bruce Jenner is propelling Caitlyn back into the spotlight as her new female name.

EmmalynHeart

  • Description:

    Variation of Emma with the popular suffix -lyn.

RaelynHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Raelynn
  • Description:

    After entering the Top 1000 in 2009, Raelyn has climbed the charts. It's ridden the coattails of Raelynn (which remains more popular), but also may be benefiting from the rise of Brooklyn. The use of -Lyn and -Lynn suffixes has grown in recent years, even as the name Lynn itself languishes.

AvalynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Ava
  • Description:

    Part Ava, part Evelyn, this name made its first appearance US Top 1000 in 2013 and was one of the fastest-rising names of the year. The popularity of the Ava- prefix and the -lyn suffix can explain the use of this variation.

LakelynHeart

  • Origin:

    American invented name or variation of Lachlan
  • Description:

    Baby girl names ending in lyn seem to become more numerous all the time, and this choice combining the pretty nature suffix Lake with lyn seems destined for more widespread use.
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LocklynHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of male name Lachlin, Gaelic
  • Meaning:

    "lake land"
  • Description:

    This phonetic spelling of a traditional Scottish male name wasn't seen until used by Vince Vaughn for his daughter.

EmlynHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh from Latin
  • Meaning:

    "rival"
  • Description:

    An Emily or Emma substitute that may be prettier and more classic as Emmeline or Emeline.
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IcelynHeart

  • Description:

    Variant of Icelynn
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KaylynHeart

  • Description:

    Variation of Kalin.

WestlynHeart

  • Origin:

    American invented name
  • Description:

    Westlyn is a hot new girls' names, rising 350 percent in 2017 over the year before in official US statistics. It was given to just over 100 baby girls in 2017. Actor Josh Brolin named his daughter Westlyn Reign. Near-identical twin Westlynn is also growing in popularity, given to about half as many baby girls. Westlyn is a combination of word name West, also becoming more popular in various forms including Weston and Wesley for boys, and the long-used suffix lyn. West is a stylist and attractive unisex short form.

WestlynHeart

  • Origin:

    American invented name
  • Description:

    Westlyn is a hot new girls' names, rising 350 percent in 2017 over the year before in official US statistics. It was given to just over 100 baby girls in 2017. Actor Josh Brolin named his daughter Westlyn Reign. Near-identical twin Westlynn is also growing in popularity, given to about half as many baby girls. Westlyn is a combination of word name West, also becoming more popular in various forms including Weston and Wesley for boys, and the long-used suffix lyn. West is a stylist and attractive unisex short form.
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GlynHeart

  • Origin:

    Short form of Glynis, Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "small glen, valley"
  • Description:

    Glyn is a pretty, glimmery name that is heard much less often than Welsh sisters Gwen and Bryn. It is also used for boys and might make a good honor name for an ancestral Glenn.

NewlynHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "new pond"
  • Description:

    Male name that seems feminine enough to switch genders, if you're looking for a new lyn spin.
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